Whether it be in life or in the dojo, you will experience overwhelm, defeat, fear, stress, anxiety, feelings of not being good enough at some stage. These are the moments that will test every part of your being. The power is in what you choose to focus on and what you choose to do next….

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5 real life lessons I am working on, right now.

In 2017, my best friend and I started to work together. We had come to a point in our careers that we were both looking for the parts of our work that we felt we were missing. She was from a business background, in law, finance and coaching and I was a teacher, a content producer and a writer. It was ying and yang and it was beautiful. Our plans when we first started were very simple, but over time, they grew and grew and grew.

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10 practical Positive Psychology questions to help you discover what you love, reduce stress and add meaning to your life, the Japanese way.

While there are many interpretations of what it is, there is no direct English translation for the term ikigai, though it comes from two Japanese words together: iki (to live) and kai (value, reward, worth doing), essentially understood as, ‘to live a meaningful life.’

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Senpai Selina has been a student of Chito-Ryu Karate-Do at Sunshine Coast Karate for more than half her life. Like many people who grow up in the dojo it’s hard for her to imagine what life would be like without karate.

On her karate journey so far there have been a lot of ups and downs and she has had to look deep within to grow herself. She is a great example for those following in her footsteps of what it means to be a black belt, not just in the dojo, but in life too.

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In my earlier years, as I was working towards black belt, there were many days where ‘overwhelm’ was my best friend.

I lived most of my life on what seemed like a roller coaster ride of emotions. I genuinely felt out of control and never quite got a handle on this thing we call life.

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Exploring Musashi’s Legendary Principles of Combat Strategy From The Book of Five Rings, Gorin-no-sho.

Miyamoto Musashi is considered in Japan and by many historical scholars to be one of the most celebrated samurai swordsman of all time.

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